NHK’s ‘great summits’ is a good TV program. It introduces many great mountains in the world.
A couple of days ago, it showed us a mountain in Taiwan.
I love Taiwan, so, of course, I watched that program.
Gyokuzan(玉山, Mt Morrison) is the highest mountain in Taiwan. Its altitude is 3953m; higher than Fujisan.
Gyokuzan has a great summit and good waterfalls.
The TV went to see the most famous waterfalls in Taiwan.
Reaching to the waterfalls was really hard. They climbed some waterfalls and sometimes had to swim. The road was very slippy and dangerous. But the scene of the mountain stream was really beautiful. The rocks around there had no edges because they lost their edges by powerful water.
The top of Gyokuzan was of course great. We can see other high mountains and some villages. The sky is completely blue. Just after clouds are born, they disappear soon.
I don’t climb mountains but I want to see these beautiful scenes.
A several days ago, I saw a newspaper insert of DHC. DHC is a cosmetic maker. I think many people still remember a strange TV commercial, which Mr. (Miss??.) Akihiro Miwa acted. I like Akihiro Miwa, but I doubt that someone will buy DHC after she watches the commercial. Any women don’t want to be like Akihiro Miwa, I think.
Anyway, I saw the newspaper insert. It said that they sold some cute package cosmetics. Minnie and Daisy are printed on each package. They are really cute. I want them, so I ordered some soon.
These are the ones which I bought!!! Now I stare at them everyday. After I feel satisfied, I want to use them.
Kamukura is a chain restaurant of ramen. Several years ago, Kamukura opened close to my apartment. I like ramen but I have no chance to go there.
That ramen restaurant is going to close in a few weeks. Now they have held a closing-down sale, so I went there a few days ago.
It is not like a ramen restaurant, it seemed a family restaurant. This is the one which I ordered, a small size ramen, onigiri, and gyoza. The price is only 390yen!!!
The soup is soy-sauce taste. And there are Chinese cabbages on the ramen. Cooked Chinese cabbage is a little sweet, so this ramen is sweet, too. Cooked egg is a little sweet. I think it is because it is made for kids. Onigiri was terrible. I could smell bad water smell. Gyoza is OK.
The reason which they are going to close is that they opened a new restaurant close to this restaurant. I think they didn’t need the same restaurants in a few kilometers.
There are many good ramen restaurants in Japan, so it is very difficult to survive in Japan.
When I was going to Chinese lesson yesterday, I saw a paper on a wall. It said that JAPAN FOUNDATION would have a film festival.
Their proposal is very exciting for me. The programs are Teduka Osamus short films. The entrance fee is only 500yen. The language of the film is Japanese and a subtitle is English. I have already seen those films but I want to watch them one more time. His short films are very creative and interesting. I really want to go to the film festival but I have another plan…
They have a lot of exciting events, so I want to pay attention to their information.
Last year, a Takotaki restaurant opened. A massage shop opened last October. A lunch box shop opened last month.
And a few weeks ago, a beef bowl restaurant, Matsuya, opened
Matsuya serves 24hours. I always look into the restaurant in the morning. Someone is always eating a beef bowl even if it is 6:30.
There is an udon restaurant in front of Matusya. Its opening time is 7:00am. But lately, they open around 6:30am. Of course, I can see someone in the udon restaurant, too. I prefer the udon restaurant, but I think young people prefer Matusya. Ummm. It is like a breakfast war.
By the way, there are some good restaurants at Kayashima Station. There is a Sake restaurant at Kayashima, but I haven’t been there before. When my sister visits my apartment, I want to go there with her.
As I always say, I like pottery. A few weeks ago, I saw a handmade craft fair at IsetanMitsukoshi, Osaka. I could see cute dolls, beautiful flowers, Ranma, and…etc….
A lady painted something. I talked to her and she said she was an Aritayaki craft worker. She painted really carefully and I stared at her work. It was very interesting. She painted on a material. She soaked a lot of water on a brush, and when she painted it, the material soaked up the water. I could learn how to paint a gradation.
Her works were wonderful. I wanted to buy something. I was looking for a cute dripper because the dripper which I use now is that made with plastic. She sold a dripper, so I bought it.
This is the one which I bought. It is a beautiful dripper, don’t you think so?
I went to Tokyo for business trip. I ate ramen for lunch. I wanted to eat other things but I didn't have enough time to eat. Do you know a ramen restaurant of MOS BURGER? Its name is Chirimentei. When I went to there I didn't know it was a MOS chain restaurant. The reason why I chose Chirimentei was that I imagined many Chirimenjako on ramen. I thought it was definitely delicious. Unfortunately they didn't have chirimenjako ramen. But they had many options. This is the one which I ate. It is Sanratan.（酸辣湯）. It was not the one which I had expected, but I like it. It was a little sour, but mild. I think the soup is made with Chinese herb. After I ate it, my body was really hot. It is really good for this season.
As I always say, I like visiting an event of department store, like XX fair. But lately, I don’t like Hokkaido fair. The reason is that Hokkaido foods seem delicious but they are not so delicious than I thought. I prefer Kyushu foods.
A few weeks ago, Keihan department store has held Hokkaido Fair. I wasn’t interested in it, but I saw ‘sushi’ on a newspaper insert and it seemed really delicious! So, I decided going to the fair.
I went there on the first day of the fair. It was a little crowded even if it was a weekday. It wasn’t late enough for dinner but I was very hungry, so I rushed to the sushi restaurant soon.
The restaurant had many options but I ordered the sushi which I saw on the flier. It was very reasonable. Please look at the picture. You can see a scallop, sea urchin, trout and…. All of them seem delicious, don’t they???
But the reason I visited is that I wanted to eat soft roes!!! It is really rare!!! Of course, it was really rich taste. It smelled ‘sea’, and disappeared in my mouth just after I bit. Oh! Wonderful!!
I was very satisfied.
Only one thing, I was disappointed it that I couldn’t stay there longer… I know there is no way, but I wanted to taste each sushi enough…